While you may initially think that medicines and sports don’t go hand-in-hand, both are about keeping healthy and looking after your body. And considering the UK Meds Director, Joe, has always been such a big fan, it was a natural step for UK Meds to make a splash in the world of sports.
We pride ourselves on being a local, family-run business and we are proud of our roots here in Nottingham. Having watched every home game through every season, kept up with each players performance and cheered on every goal, Joe was delighted when discussions started happening with Nottingham Forest regarding a partnership for the 2019/20 season.
Sharing the same values and ethos, UK Meds and Nottingham Forest were equally excited at the prospect of working together. Making history for the club, UK Meds signed on to become their first back of shirt and trainingwear sponsor in the season that marked 40 years since Nottingham Forest won the UEFA Champions League.
Both keen to get involved in the local community, it’s set to be an exciting season ahead and one that will put Nottingham on the map with the help from both Nottingham Forest and UK Meds.
UK Meds is the official back of shirt and trainingwear sponsor of Nottingham Forest for the 2019/20 season.
Charlie Fellowes Racing
Another sport that the Soiza family are passionate about is horse racing, whether the odds are in their favour or not. So for the last 2 years, UK Meds have sponsored the Charlie Fellowes stable and have had the pleasure of seeing a number of beautiful horses and a number of talented jockeys, win big at the races.
Creating a nice connection between his two passions, Joe managed to successfully link Nottingham Forest with his horse racing involvement. Not only did he sponsor a trainer who was as big of a Forest fan as himself, but Joe also owns 4 racehorses who all don red and white.
As well as sponsoring the stables themselves, UK Meds spotted a special talent in jockey, Stevie Donohoe, and decided to sponsor him too. He now proudly wears the UK Meds logo whenever he races and you can see our brand in a number of shots of winners crossing the finish line.
While a lot of our involvement in sports involves big names and serious players, UK Meds are also keen to promote young people in the community. Before the days of being a proud owner of UK Meds, Joe Soiza was a proud dad of 3 and he enthusiastically spent his weekends playing football with his boys and watching all their games.
Once UK Meds was established, Joe translated that enthusiasm from his family to his brand and the business sponsored his son’s football club, Crusader, who are a Nottingham Sunday Morning Premier League Team. They also won the Nottinghamshire Challenge Cup for 2018/19!
Clifton All Whites
It was humble beginnings for the Soiza family in the world of football. Now the Nottingham Forest back of shirt and trainingwear sponsors, Joe started his involvement with football as coach to the Clifton All Whites. Dedicating his time to the junior team, Joe successfully brought a number of trophies home for the team, and even trained Nottingham Forest forward, Tyler Walker.